Liam Hand

Member of the Race for Opportunity Youth Advisory Panel. A group of young people aged between 16 & 24 years old chosen to work with Race for Opportunity to find solutions to the challenges of unemployment and progression.

Growing up I have been aware that I have had many great opportunities, whether that be the opportunity to run with the Paralympic Torch in 2012 or going to number 10 Downing Street to meet other top fundraisers for Comic Relief in 2014.  Being part of the Youth Advisory Panel has given me a real opportunity to make a difference in helping others to access some of the great opportunities I have had.

I have been working in retail ever since leaving school and have continued throughout my time at college and university where I studied Law.  I am currently a Customer Services Manager at Sainsbury’s, a position I have held for the past three years.

One of the main reasons I became involved with the panel was when my nephew was born blind and I witnessed and understood some the barriers he would face throughout his life. It made me want to do something about helping to breaking down barriers for others that may also have a disadvantage. 

My main hobby is keeping in shape and I find running a great way to do this.  In 2015 I completed my first London Marathon.